Cam

Definition of Cam

Pronunciation: kăm
n.1.(Med.) A turning or sliding piece which, by the shape of its periphery or face, or a groove in its surface, imparts variable or intermittent motion to, or receives such motion from, a rod, lever, or block brought into sliding or rolling contact with it.
2.A ridge or mound of earth.
Cam wheel
(Mach.) a wheel with one or more projections (cams) or depressions upon its periphery or upon its face; one which is set or shaped eccentrically, so that its revolutions impart a varied, reciprocating, or intermittent motion.
a.1.Crooked.

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Cam River, England, river, River Cam
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